Thesis Mentoring is something that can change the lives of many people. Participating in mentoring programs could make America a better place by helping people with social issues and emotional stresses.
Overview Thesis Relevance What Is Mentoring Brief History Types of Mentoring Who’s At Risk Mentoring Programs Application Conclusion Work Cited
What is Mentoring Sustained relationship between an adult and child or an older child to a younger child Mentoring is Beneficial to all, even those who don’t participate. Benefits our community Benefits our state Benefits our Nation
WHY YOUTH NEED MENTORS Peer Pressure Substance Abuse Sexuality Child Abuse and Family Violence School Safety and Violence Depression and Suicide Nutrition and Health Care Faith and Religion Social and Time Management Career Exploration and Part-Time Work
46% less likely to begin using drugs 27% less likely to use alcohol
More Statistics 60% improve relationships with adults and 56% improve relationship with peers 64% of students develop more positive attitudes towards school 62% are more likely to trust teachers 64% develop higher self confidence 55% are better able to express their feelings
59% get better grades overall 38% achieved higher grades in social studies, languages, and math 52% is less likely to skip school 73% raise their goals
What is a Mentor? A mentor is a person who looks out for another person. A mentor should be willing to: Volunteer Offer advice and guidance Commit to help someone at-risk Spend time and energy to get child on the right track.
Who Can Be A Mentor? People who… Want to help people Have fun Change a life Anyone
WHAT MENTORS ARE NOT Parents Counselor Social Workers
Who Is At-Risk(Warning behaviors) Destructive behaviors School Factors Family/Home Factors Emotional/Interpersonal Factors http://www.at-risk.org/whois-atrisk.html
Types of Mentoring One on One Group mentoring Peer Mentoring Mentoring via e-mail/internet
Benefits to Mentor Mentors gain personal and professional satisfaction in helping a youth. Mentors gain recognition from their peers. Mentors gain improved interpersonal skills. Mentoring focuses the mentor outside of him/herself. Mentoring promotes deeper understanding of teen and societal problems.
Benefits to Youth Exposes youth to a positive role model Helps to focus youth on their future and on setting academic and career goals Exposes youth to new experiences and people from diverse cultural, socio-economic, and professional backgrounds Provides youth with attention and a concerned friend Encourages emotional and social growth Fosters increased confidence and self-esteem
Mentoring Programs BBBS of America Village Nation Kids for Change National Cares Mentoring Movement Michael Baisden 100 Black Men of America Boys & Girls Club of America Mentoring Center National Mentoring Month
BBBS The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State is to provide guidance and companionship to youth through a one-to-one relationship with a caring volunteer to assist them in achieving their highest potential. http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.diJKKYPLJvH/b.1539751/k.BDB6/Home.htm
Mentoring Center We are committed to promoting individual and organizational mentoring excellence. We do this by providing mentoring training, coaching, consultation and program evaluation; offering cutting edge tools, resources and expert advice; sharing best and next practices; leading organizations through the process of creating a mentoring culture; and, recognizing and celebrating mentoring excellence. http://www.mentor.org/about_us.html
National Mentoring Month Created by the Harvard School of Public Health and Mentor. Been around for nine years Works with national media to bring about awareness of mentoring and to motivate people to volunteer to mentor. http://www.nationalmentoringmonth.org/about_nmm/
National Mentoring Center Located at Education Northwest One of the worlds number one training and technical assistance providers for youth mentoring programs. Has over 20 years of experience. http://educationnorthwest.org/nmc
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Class Activity Give one sheet of paper to each person. I want all of you to follow the directions that I am about to give are about the give without asking questions of you or their neighbors. They will work individually. Give the following directions quickly, without clarifying exactly what you mean
Conclusion I have found within my research that mentoring can play a major role in society and improving the way people interact with one another. I really hope that everyone here in this class can take the information that I have provided for you today and apply it somewhere in your future even if you don’t volunteer because just listening to someone can make a difference.
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